Posts Tagged ‘Landscape Architecture’

Jun06

Bonnie Ora Sherk Talks About A Living Library at Open Engagement 2018 at The Queens Museum, New York

Open Engagement 2018

Open Engagement Conference 2018 at Queens Museum

At Open Engagement (OE) 2018 - an annual, itinerant, artist-led conference in its tenth year, Bonnie Ora Sherk was invited as one of the five panelists at the session  “The Power of Time : Social Practice Eco Artists of a Certain Age”, on May 13, 2018 at Queens Museum, New York. The 90-minute panel was led by Linda Weintraub, curator, artist and author of several popular books about contemporary art. This year, the Conference was themed around Sustainability, emphasizing the field of socially engaged art, and featured distinguished artist Mel Chin and writer, curator Lucy Lippard among others.  Continue reading “Bonnie Ora Sherk Talks About A Living Library at Open Engagement 2018 at The Queens Museum, New York” »

Apr25

Bonnie Ora Sherk & A Living Library Traveling To Parco Arte Vivente In Turin, Italia

Parco Arte ViventePlease join Bonnie Ora Sherk at Parco Arte Vivente in Turin, Italia for the Opening on May 4, 2018 of A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden, curated by Marco Scotini as part of the Exhibition, Trucco di Dio - The God Trick that is also celebrating PAV’s Ten Year Anniversary. 

This Group Exhibition will open in parallel with an important International Conference on the Anthropocene, Climate Change and Related Ecological Issues which begins in the afternoon of May 4 through Saturday, May 5 ending with Bonnie Ora's Public Talk on A Living Library at 6 pm. 

On May 7, 2018, she will be giving another Public Talk on A Living Library at 8 pm at Kulturfolger, Zurich. 

Jan13

A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden: Bonnie Ora Sherk’s Multimedia Installation at Nevada Museum of Art On View Now Through January 21 !

Bonnie Ora's installation at Unsettled Exhibition

Visit the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada to see the Exhibition ‘Unsettled’ and view Bonnie Ora Sherk’s new multimedia installation aligned with color, light and the polar directions — A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human And Ecological Garden.

The ‘Unsettled’ Exhibition (August 26, 2017 – January 21, 2018), curated by Joanne Northrup, Senior Curator from the Nevada Museum of Art, shows work of artists from the Greater West from Alaska to South America.  Please visit to see this futuristic artwork on A Living Library as a planetary genre before it closes on January 21. Continue reading “A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden: Bonnie Ora Sherk’s Multimedia Installation at Nevada Museum of Art On View Now Through January 21 !” »

Sep08

Bonnie Ora Sherk and A Living Library Receive International Recognition at Venice Biennale 2017

Venice Biennale 2017

Bonnie Ora Sherk and A Living Library (A.L.L.) have been recognized and featured in one of the most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions in the world, The Venice Biennale 2017. The 57th edition of La Biennale, also known as the Olympics of the Art World, opened on May 10, 2017 and will continue through November 26, with an estimated attendance of more than 500,000 visitors. A Living Library is exhibited as a part of Bonnie Ora Sherk’s installation Evolution of Life Frames: past, present, future, in the Arsenale in the Pavilion of the Earth, dedicated to the environment, ecological, and communitarianism movements one of the nine themed sections of the exhibition curated by Christine Macel, also Chief Curator of the Pompidou in Paris, France.  Additionally, Bonnie Ora has been invited to return to Venice and La Biennale to give a public talk on her work on October 7, and then will give another public talk and workshop on A Living Library in Zurich, Switzerland on October 12 and 13th at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste / ZHdK.

Her two-part installation in La Biennale also features Crossroads Community (the farm) — a pioneering collaborative artwork involving urban agriculture, multi-arts, and environmental education — that resulted in Potrero del Sol Park, adjacent to the Chavez/ 101 Freeway Interchange. From 1974 to 1980, Sherk was the Founding Director and President of Crossroads Community (the Farm) which has been recognized as one of the first Alternative Art Spaces in the United States. Her installation includes the original drawings she made for the Park. A video featuring her and her way of working has been published on the official website of The Venice Biennale 2017.

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Aug05

Bonnie Ora Sherk Presents Lecture On Funcshuional Art In Museum Of Arte Útil’s Escuela at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

Bonnie Ora Sherk, long-time ecological artist, landscape architect, planner, educator, and Founder & Director of Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library, presented a lecture on Funcshuional Art as A Living Library at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on August 2 as part of Escuela d'Arte Util (School of Useful Art), part of Tania Bruguera’s Exhibition of the Museum d'Arte Util at YBCA. Her talk was live-streamed on the YBCA's website (see below). Bonnie Ora Sherk's work was also featured on a KQED radio broadcast and appears on the KQED website about the Exhibition and Arte Util.

Presentation Part 1 Presentation Part 2

Below are a few pictures from the presentation.

Bonnie Ora Sherk presents this week’s lecture on “usership” at Escuela de Arte Útil at YBCA. Continue reading “Bonnie Ora Sherk Presents Lecture On Funcshuional Art In Museum Of Arte Útil’s Escuela at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts” »
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